..is the new twenty nine. As each year passes I definitely don't feel older (at all) outside of the fact that this baby weight isn't falling off the way it did when I was in my twenties AND the exhaustion from the attempt to keep up with my twin toddlers all day long. It just doesn't come that easy and at the end of the day I could curl in a ball in my bed and pass out. I was stopped at a stop light and glanced up at the rearview mirror and caught a glance at the (new?) wrinkles on my forehead.
So, there's that.
This weekend was spent with friends and family that are so special to me and I felt loved so well. Just one of those weekends that you didn't want to end. Monday- you usually ruin everything.. but lets rewind.
Friday night our sweet neighbors (that also pull a crazy train caboose where ever they go) took us out to Denton on the Square for dinner and dessert. We live SO close to that area and have never ventured to that side of town- and it was SO much fun. Dinner at Roosters and then dessert at Beth Marie's. Birthday Cake ice-cream for me:) Denton is a college town and we stuck out like a sore thumb when we plowed our way through with our SIX kids. I'm giggling as I remember the looks of those barely of drinking age 'adults'.. I thought I knew it all back then and I can't they think the same.
Live music on the courthouse lawn had these girls dancing the night away!
Saturday came early and it started with a surprise lunch date for one of my favorites. Jessica and I share the same birthday and her husband Jon invited us earlier in the week to surprise her for lunch. He was sending her on a scavenger hunt throughout the day with different girlfriends to meet her at all the different places she would go. I was excited to get our families together to share a meal.
Required group shot to document the outing. We all could use a couple more kids, yes?
We had a couple errands to run before heading over the the Massey's for a family birthday dinner and while Dad ran into the store to grab something, me and the girls hung out in the car - because sometimes it takes longer to unload than it does to make the purchase.. Miss Baker kept me company in the front seat.
Saturday evening was really good. Good food (slow cooked brisket, potato salad, baked beans) and good company. It had been a little while since we did a 'family photo' and even though not everyone was smiling or even looking at the camera I absolutely love this picture so much.
After dinner we sang "Birthday TIME" (as Parker says) and blew out candles on homemade peach cobbler.
The best little candle-blowers
There is nothing I look forward to more on Sunday than a lazy day spent flipping between football games. If we can work it out, we go to church on Saturday nights so we can sleep in and never come out of our jams all day.
Yesterday we spent my actual birthday front and center at Cowboy's Stadium to see the boys play live. It has been YEARS since going to a football game - so I was WAY excited. We dropped the babes off with their BB and headed out just the two of us for a birthday breakfast before making our way to the game.
We had amazing seats thanks to my friend Amy- she's the dietitian for the Cowboys.. basically the coolest job ever. We have actually been sitting at dinner and her phone ring with a player asking her some kind of nutrition question. Love it..and love her for sharing her tickets with us on my birthday!
After an amazing first half we settled for the loss in the end. We were STARVING so after picking up the girls we went straight to grab an early dinner. The second time I've left this little girl and she did so good- practice for when I go back next month. I don't even want to think about that right now.
Also.. my hat is hiding the aforementioned wrinkles:)
We stopped for birthday frozen yogurt before heading home. The girls have really gotten the hang of taking selfies.
My heart is so full to kick off this 31st year of life.
Happy Birthday to me! I have never felt so loved.